When you hire a skip bin, you may be charged more by the waste collection service if the bin is very heavy when it is collected. Many garbage removal services charge a flat fee up to a set weight and then introduce a sliding scale of additional fees for any excess weight. For this reason, it is important that you try to keep the weight of your skip bin down, so you do not have to pay additional fees. One of the biggest factors when it comes to additional weight is liquid. By taking steps to reduce the amount of liquid in your skip bin, you can help to reduce the cost of disposing of your garbage. Below is a guide to 2 steps you can take to reduce the amount of liquid in your skip bin.
Ensure that the skip bin is covered
If you leave your skip bin uncovered, water will begin to collect inside it whenever it rains. To avoid this problem, you should ensure that your skip bin is always covered. Some skip bins can be fitted with plastic or metal lids which swing shut and help to keep rainwater out. However, if you have hired an open top skip bin, you may wish to erect a canvas cover over the top of the skip bin which will form a waterproof layer.
Do not place any liquid waste in the skip
If you have any liquid waste, you should not place this directly into a skip bin. Not only will placing laid waste into a skip bin increase its weight, but it could also break environmental laws and lead to damage to the natural environment. You should never place oil, petrol or liquid chemicals into a skip bin. These liquids could damage the interior of the bin, may create a fire hazard and could lead to coil contamination at the waste disposal site. If you wish to dispose of liquids such as these, you should contact your local waste management company who will be able to arrange for the safe collection and disposal of waste liquids. If any dry waste has absorbed water or other liquids, you should allow it to dry out before placing it in a skip bin.
If you would like further advice and information about how to hire and use a skip bin, you should contact a garbage collection service today. A member of staff will be happy to help you.